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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 1, 2008 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BILL KREUTZMANN, where are you BROTHER (Come for the DarkStar>Slipknot)

Love your review, man...well said, and w/greater detail than I could have provided.

Another amazing thing about this DS--it's so engaging on so many diff. levels, you almost forget: NO VERSES ARE SUNG. It's just a great instrumental journey.

and yeah, Keith is the enigma...I get the feeling he never knew how much he COULD contribute if he just tried. There's a lot to explore in this one.

As for why I'm not hugely into '74 (the other poster's inquiry) I just feel a lot of the shows are very similar in structure and execution. I get a little bored w/the full wx report suite (I prefer to just hear LIG, a la '77)...too many of the DarkStars are feedback/space/atonal Phil indulgences, and it's just not my bag.

That said, i do think the finest ChinaRiders come from this year b/c of the wonderful MLB jams thrown in the middle, and of course there are some stand out shows, such as Freedom Hall, Kentucky, which I think belongs in any Top 10 list.

Glad you dug 7/25/74, He'sLive...